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Ames Boston Hotel

4 stars
1 Court Street, 506.756.7075, Boston, MA 02108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
50 reviews
Boston night out

The Ames is a swanky little boutique. We had the room with the glass shower and per other reviews I... See full review

  • Ashley11
  • Aug 23, 2014
Awesome hotel

Great place for business travel. Comfortable rooms, elegant style, affordable and delicious... See full review

  • DeebsNYC
  • Jun 25, 2014
Historic architecture with a modern, minimalist spirit
History buffs appreciate both the location and original architecture of the AMES in the Byzantine-Romanesque Ames building. Built in 1893 as headquarters for the Ames farm equipment empire, the boutique hotel showcases mosaic tile ceilings, ornate staircases, carved marble fireplaces and dramatic arched windows. Designer David Rockwell added clean modern finishes and eye-catching decor. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel neighbors Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, Boston Common and Boston Harbor.
Highlights

  • Hit the 24-hour fitness center or borrow bicycles to cruise the city
  • Minimalist guest rooms with soaring ceilings and a marble walk-in shower
  • Close to several subway lines and walking distance to famed neighborhoods
  • On the National Register of Historic Places

Rooms
Ten room categories offer a tailored experience in 114 rooms at AMES. Clean lines and an uncluttered minimalist environment mix with 12- to 14-foot ceilings, a flat-screen HDTV, iPod docking station and a mini bar. Enjoy Molton Brown bath products in the attractive glass-and-marble, walk-in shower with rain showerhead. Suites offer superior city views and more ornate historical details including original fireplaces.
Features
Find a courteous hotel staff the Ames and amenities that include a state-of-the-art fitness center open 24 hours, a business center, in-room spa services and valet parking (fees apply).
Transportation

  • Boston Logan International Airport (3.6 mi/11.4 km)
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (53.2 mi/85.6 km)
  • T.F. Green Airport (59.9 mi/96.3 km)
  • Walking distance several subway stations

Attractions

  • New England Aquarium (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Boston Public Gardens (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Boston Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Copley Square in the Back Bay (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Harvard Square (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Fenway Park (3.3 mi/5.3 km)

Business

  • In-room Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Five meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 160 people

Hotel Map

42.359 -71.058
Area served
Boston, Cambridge
Nearby airports
Logan International Airport
Area description
Ames Hotel, located in the beautiful and historic Ames building, inspires both modern style and old world sophistication. An experience rich with elegant interpretations, complemented by innovative new design. Ames Hotel brings Boston and its visitors the dynamic experience for which it is known. Ideally located near historic Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill, the 114-room Boston hotel offering an atmosphere that is at once refined and playful, a state-of-the art fitness center and suites accented by dramatic, Romanesque arched windows and original fireplaces. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Ames Hotel 1 Court Street Boston, MA 02108

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Ames Boston Hotel Rooms

Superior
Luxurious King Bed. Providing a contrast of history and innovation, the Ames guest rooms exhibit an elegantly minimal and sleek framework with details that pay homage to the original 19th century design of the building. The illumination and levity of each room is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.
Deluxe
Luxurious King Bed. Providing a contrast of history and innovation, the Ames guest rooms exhibit an elegantly minimal and sleek framework with details that pay homage to the original 19th century design of the building. The illumination and levity of each room is enhanced by light oak flooring and textiles, harmoniously balancing sophistication and comfort. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.
Standard
Luxurious Queen Bed. Scattered details nod to the 19th century aesthetic of the original building such as the custom designed desk, a modern interpretation of Federal style, and the table lamp, while modern and sophisticated amenities give guests the utmost comfort, such as the white marble, walk-in shower with a luxurious rain showerhead and hand-held shower features. All guest rooms at Ames are non-smoking rooms. Other amenities include Malin + Goetz bath products, Flat Screen HDTV, Ipod docking station, wireless high speed internet and luxurious down bedding.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
n/a

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (50)

Ratings and reviews for Ames Boston Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hess
Business
Illinois, USA
Jan 21, 2012

Business trip

The hotel was very convenient for my business trip. The hotel was nice, clean, but over priced for what you got. It was nice to have a restaurant in the hotel but the menu was limited and it was over crowed for dinner. you had to make a reservation 2 hours in advance. I asked for a 6:30 wake up call because the clock in the room was not an alarm clock. Never got the wake up call. I'm going back to Boston on Monday and have made reservations at a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chunkybro992
New Jersey
Dec 28, 2011

Quirky, fun and zingers

The room even with an upgrade was not very big. Having the shower close to the middle of the room is strange as well. I despise hotels that leave out a bottle of water then charge you $8 for it. Overall though the hotel experience was solid if unspectacular. Woodwards downstairs is an excellent place for lunch...the crab hash is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boston Massacre Museum and gift shop right across the street.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JLPM
Business
NYC
Nov 25, 2011

OK, Overall

The location is great, right in the middle of down town and very close to 2 subway stations. Staff was kind . I would reccoment it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

any italian restauirant on the northende area.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cjlee
New York, NY, USA
Nov 8, 2011

Girls Weekend

trendy, clean & comfortable rooms, great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Check your hotel parking rates if you are bringing your car. Some hotels do not tell you how much it is unless you ask. Parking in general is ridiculous, especially valet parking.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cenhe
Business
ny ny
Oct 13, 2011

excellent hotel

staff was great, room was great, food was great location is great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ames Boston Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jbakes
Chicago, IL, USA
Sep 10, 2011

Ames

Great place to stay. I lived the hotel. Close to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Neptune oyster!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mrbrandon21ish
Poland
Sep 5, 2011

Excellent Place to Enjoy Boston

We had a wonderful experience for a three night stay in Boston. The location is great for seeing many of the great sites of downtown Boston. It is also located right next to a subway station that allows easy access to the outskirts of town. Great service and GREAT ROOM!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pasadena, CA
Jul 6, 2011

Beautiful decor, outstanding location

When I walked into this hotel I knew I had made a good choice. Beautiful decor and the staff was very attentive and friendly. The room was clean and well appointed, getting some ideas on how I might redecorate my own place ;) The bar menu is great, very tasty cocktails and a beautiful patio to sit and people watch. The location of the hotel is in walking distance to most everything and if something was a bit out of walking distance the public transportation was so close. The only thing I could have asked for was complimentary wifi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
BR, NC
Jun 21, 2011

Modern, efficient, wonderful location

So central. Easy walks to historic sites, north end, Boston Common. Two central metro stops within one block walk. Quiet room with great view. Loved the historic building and efficient interior. Staff was very helpful. Comfortable bed and tasteful uncluttered room but lacking in a place to put your clothes. Did not appreciate the room refrigerator filled with items for sale and accompanying snack tray. We would have liked a bureau instead. Wifi should be included for free, given the room rate, and not an extra charge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat one night in the North End!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WGCinMSP
Minneapolis, MN
Jun 3, 2011

Great for business/couples/single

Excellent room with a view. True city style with business people in the building next door looking at us/us looking at them. Clean and modern decor. Free bicycles and helmets for a few hours for us to explore the city even more. Very friendly desk staff, concierge and door staff. Very small work out room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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